Will Fly You to His Town Will Come To Your Town Will Travel with You
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Well travelled, well educated, creative, with a lively mind, physically active, interested in many aspects of life including exploring new places, music, art, and simply meeting people.
I am British-born but a US citizen. I have no problem spending money on life's pleasures, but without affectations, and not in an ostentatious way. I am not the typical businessman; I am spontaneous and informal. I am quite serious about wanting to travel with someone at my expense.
However there are some things that do not interest me very much. I am not into sun bathing or just hanging out. I am much more interested in exploring strange new places (in reasonable comfort and safety!), seeing beautiful landscapes and buildings, and meeting people and learning about their culture. Once I am in a new place, I like to drive or walk. A car rental is always my first choice. I do not want to «rough it» (this probably rules out camping, and very cheap accommodation). Generally I am more interested in first-world countries (Singapore, China, Australia, New Zealand).
On a person-to-person level, I will be very straightforward and open, and that's what I hope to find in return. And I need to be with someone who is smart and interesting. The ability to enjoy a conversation is important!
A good first step could be for me to pay your way to the area I live in and know best: Northern Arizona. Grand Canyon, Humphrey's Peak, Red Butte, dozens of places to explore. Back roads, beautiful landscapes. You could have your own accommodation in Flagstaff, where there are decent hotels, and it's not so far from where I live. We could spend a day or two getting acquainted.
Or, if you have a plan that you prefer, I am open to that too.
Obviously there must be some chemistry, so that we enjoy each other's company. Since I am over 60, there may be the issue of an age difference, which would not bother me but may be something for you to consider. I'm fit (still climb mountains occasionally) and very open-minded, not in any sense a «retiree.» I still work, mainly for fun, and I have the same mindset and the same body weight as when I was 25. Am I trying to deny the progress of time? Of course! I want to have as much fun as possible!
One thing about an older man: He will be very attentive to your needs. At least--I will be.
I realize that finding the right person isn't easy. I have had frustrating experiences where I have met people whose photographs were very misleading or out of date. I have met people who lied about themselves in other ways. Please do not do this. It is such a waste of time.
I have encountered people who seem to want to swap emails indefinitely; I don't have time for this. If a few messages indicate that we may be compatible, I need to progress to a phone call fairly quickly, and if a couple of phone calls are promising, I would like to meet after that.
Please really be able to travel! This sounds obvious but has to be emphasized. If you are in a long-term job allowing just 2 weeks vacation per year… it's not really what I have in mind.
Lastly… a vacation can be wonderful or not so wonderful, depending on shared interests and personality types. We should have some opportunity to get together and check each other out before going to some remote corner of the world!